|Roaster Location:||Chia-Yi, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Embu County, Eastern Province, Kenya|
|Est. Price:||NT $340/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly bright, richly savory. Narcissus, pink grapefruit zest, ripe blackberry, cocoa nib, salted caramel in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory, complex structure with juicy acidity; plush, very syrupy mouthfeel. Narcissus and salted caramel notes lead in the long, resonant finish.
Notes: Despite grower discontent and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, Kenya continues to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Kakalove Café is a nano-roaster located in the small city of Chia-Yi in Taiwan that strives to procure and roast the finest quality coffee. Visit www.kakalovecafe.com.tw or email [email protected] for more information.
The Bottom Line: A superb version of the beloved Kenya cup with deep berry and bittersweet citrus supported by an umami, salted-caramel throughline.
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